Republicans everywhere should be nervous that old white men like are representing themselves as potential 2012 Republican candidates. Regardless of Limbaugh's intentions, the Republican Party, thanks to former , has no strong, competent leader, so even men that declare they want an entire country to fail are runners-up.
Limbaugh gave a rather contradictory speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington over the weekend where he managed to say he wanted Barack Obama to fail in his mission to restructure and reform the country but of course he still wanted every American to be the best he or she could be. Unfortunately, if the Obama Administration fails, the American people too will fail.
Republicans roared with laughter and cheer as Limbaugh rallied them around his rhetoric focused on smearing Democrats and criticizing President Obama for his economic policies. He failed to give suggestions on how the Republican party could rebuild and regain support in the midst of Democratic domination. Limbaugh's main argument for the Republican Party was that they "love and revere the founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence." He goes on to say that Republicans "believe that the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom -- and the pursuit of happiness," His statement applies to both Democrats and Republicans equally and does little to justify why the GOP deserves to run the U.S. in four years.
Right before bashing the Democratic Party with false statements like, "Democrats wanted the war in Iraq to fail" he dismisses the notion of bipartisanship due to the diverging opinions of both parties on key issues. Limbaugh's entire speech was centered on forging a path for the GOP, empowering the party to start anew yet he failed in his mission to draw the line that defines what the GOP truly stands for. Dismissing bipartisanship will not build a new road for the GOP to travel down. Claiming that the GOP "loves and reveres" such documents as the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence does not set the GOP apart from the Democrats. If the GOP wants to win the election in 2012, they will undoubtedly need to stop hiring men like Rush Limbaugh to represent them. Limbaugh's reaction to the current situation in America not only fails to provide constructive criticism as to how the GOP can come out victorious in the 2012 elections, he also encourages Republicans to support the failure of President Obama and consequently the failure of an entire nation.